Beryl Franklin Short Story Competition


First prize ($500):

Robyn Wylie, Rosebrook – “Of distance, and an
old man, and an ocean so vast it fell into sky”

Highly commended:

Elena Mujkic, Warrnambool – “Exclusion”
Sarah Evans, Welwyn Garden City, UK –
“Jumping off”
Beverley Lello, Yackandandah – “Precipice”
and “No shelter”
Alison Knight, Mount Waverley –
“The unspeakable beauty of falling”

Local content prize ($100):

Kathy Childs, Niddrie – “Lighting the way”

Highly commended:

Mary Delaney, Port Fairy – “Sea change”
Jackie Tritt, Balnarring – “Towards freedom”

The organisers of the Ex Libris Port Fairy Festival of Words congratulate these prize winners and runners‐up, and thank all of the contributors
for their entries and for the high quality of stories submitted to the Beryl Franklin Story Writing Competition.



(relating to theme:  on the edge)

Additional PRIZE $100

(for story relating specifically to Port Fairy)

The Beryl Franklin Short Story Competition is run in conjunction with the Ex Libris Port Fairy Festival of Words taking place on 11 to 13 September 2015.

It offers a major prize of $500, and an additional $100 prize for a story specifically relating to Port Fairy, plus publication of the winning stories.

The award is named after the late bookseller Beryl Franklin, in recognition of her long contribution to the local literary scene in Port Fairy.

Submissions for the competition close on 15 August 2015 and entries must be in accordance with the submission guidelines.

The competition winners will be announced at the opening of the Ex Libris Festival on 11 September 2015. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

BERYL FRANKLIN STORY COMPETITION ENTRY FORM - and guidelines - download here.



Reardon Theatre @ 6.30pm

Winners will be announced on Friday 11 September at the Reardon Theatre at the Opening Event for Ex Libris. 

The evening begins at 6.30pm and also includes a talk and film showing by Tim Cope, author of On The Trail of Genghis Khan.  An event not to be missed.  Tickets for this are selling fast.  $20 per ticket – includes one drink and supper before the talk/film.   Book here.